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BabyWolf97 posted this thread...
Nov. 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

What does it mean to be equal? Does it mean we are all the same? Does it mean we all have everything? What does it mean?

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ANDREABUTTERCUP replied...
Nov. 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm

It means everyone gets an equal part or right of something. For example, equality in government might mean that everyone gets the same amount of voting rights.

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BabySnickers15 replied...
Nov. 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm

true
 

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ANDREABUTTERCUP replied...
Nov. 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Thank-you
 

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BabySnickers15 replied...
Nov. 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm

your welcome i am bi and a lot of people dont treat me like im equal because of it. I told my step mom and she started calling me names like les.bo and it really hurt me thats why i posted this.

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ANDREABUTTERCUP replied...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 8:38 am

That's horrible. I'm so sorry!
 

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BabySnickers15 replied...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

Thanks. I appreciate it.

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BroadwayTheCat replied...
Dec. 31, 2015 at 11:10 am

To me, it's all about not being the victim of prejudice by authorities, employers, health care providers, etc. 

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Allen. replied...
Jan. 22, 2016 at 1:08 am

Equity. Everyone gets what they need to succeed!

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MorganRF replied...
Mar. 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm

I agree with Allen. Equality is not everyone being the same; that's the definition, basically, of uniformity. And, clearly, we are not all uniform. It means that everyone is on the same level, always

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ThrillQueen126This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm

The actual definition of equality is that everybody gets the exact same privileges. I agree with Allen, what we need is equity, everyone getting what they need, as it differs from person to person.

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.King. replied...
May 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm

It's not the same as justice. 

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drowning replied...
Feb. 12 at 11:06 pm

I agree with a lot of users in this forum.
 
Equality is not all being the same; all owning everything the other owns. But having the same option to have those things.

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Lucy-AgnesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 14 at 8:01 pm

I think equality means everyone is seen as being made in the image of God, instead of being persecuted for the way they are (social status, race, religion, etc.). I think there are lots of misconceptions about equality in our culture, though.

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stuntddude replied...
Feb. 15 at 9:30 am

What do you think some of those misconceptions are? Could you give some specific examples?

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Lucy-AgnesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 15 at 2:43 pm

Well, the idea that "equal" means "same," for instance. Some women believe that because they are equal to men, they should be treated exactly as though they are men.

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stuntddude replied...
Feb. 15 at 7:00 pm

What are some ways in which you think women should be treated differently, but equally, as compared to men?

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Lucy-AgnesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 16 at 5:39 pm

Well, I like the custom of holding the door open for women. It's not saying "You're better than me" or "I'm better than you," either; it's a gesture towards man's role as protector of women. And I think it's lovely. :)

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stuntddude replied...
Feb. 16 at 5:55 pm

So, judging by what you're saying, you don't believe doors should be held open for men, correct?

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Feb. 16 at 7:47 pm

If you want equal, shouldn't the door be held open for everyone?

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